Author-illustrator Edward Hemingway

Author-illustrator Edward Hemingway dropped by Watch. Connect. Read. to celebrate Picture Book Month and to finish my sentences. We chatted about apples, tiny pies, noises in the night, reading, and, of course, picture books. I wrote the words in red, and he wrote the words in black. Thank you, Edward! 

Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship tells the story of how apple meets worm, apple loses worm, apple gets worm back.Did I mention they meet cute? 

The book trailer for Bad Apple is  short, simple, and sweet. Director Bowe King put it together and my very talented friend Brett Anderson -of the band the Donna’s- performs original music (with Jacques Brautbar) for the score!

Mark Bailey and Michael Oatman are first time children’s book authors of Tiny Pie, which is illustrated by yours truly. Mark and Michael wanted the main character of Ellie to be a baby human, but I only agreed to do the story if I could make her an elephant. I love painting elephants. Babies, not so much.

Alice Waters' recipe for “Tiny Apple Pies” is VERY COMPLICATED. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great, but this overgrown child had a lot of trouble making it in his tiny kitchen. Get your parents to help.

Billy hears a Bump! In the Night! Anyone can read about Billy and a gaggle of ghoulies, ghosties, and long leggedy beasties in my first picture book- online for free (and for a good cause) at


Reading is the best camping trip ever.

Picture books are my favorite campfire stories.

 Mr. Schu, you should have asked me… smore questions. 

I am giving away a copy of Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship

Rules for the Giveaway 

1. It will run from 11/8 to 11:59 p.m. on 11/10. 

2. You must be at least 13. 

3. Please pay it forward. 


  1. I LOVE this adorable trailer---and Will and Mac, too :) In fact, I could swear I've seen them at Barnes hanging out :)

    And there's a band called The Donnas?! :D <----Donna here!


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